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Ballard is one of the hippest and most coveted neighborhoods in Seattle…especially for first-time homeowners. Close proximity to the burgeoning tech industry in neighboring Fremont and reasonable access to the Eastside via 520 makes Ballard an extremely convenient place to call home. Construction is booming to accommodate the growth this Seattle neighborhood is experiencing. Located in the northwestern part


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With its housing stock solely contained in condo and apartment buildings, the bustling downtown Seattle neighborhood called Belltown is one of the most densely populated and walkable regions in Washington. Trendy restaurants, art galleries, boutique stores, nightclubs, and high-rise residential towers dot the landscape of the Belltown area. The neighborhood (map) is bounded on the north by Denny Way, beyond which lies


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Broadmoor Golf Club is a private neighborhood and golf club in Seattle founded in 1924. It is located (map) in a secure, gated setting, just south of the University of Washington and west of Lake Washington. The 230 acre Washington Park Arboretum rests adjacent to Broadmoor. The Broadmoor neighborhood is an iconic Seattle community with stately homes

Capitol Hill

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Old Seattle charm, thriving urban center. Historians say realtor and land speculator James A. Moore, who was credited with the platting of the Capitol Hill, named it after a similarly named site in Denver. But others say the name stuck after a real estate firm offered space on the hill as part of a proposal to

Downtown Seattle

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The neighborhoods in Downtown District include Belltown, Chinatown/International District, Commercial Core, Denny Triangle, and Pioneer Square (map). High-rise condominium and apartment development over the past couple of decades has brought substantial residential growth to the downtown core. Downtown Seattle is a mecca of food, shopping, lodging and activities, and its natural setting is a gorgeous backdrop for a vibrant array of events and festivals,


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Fremont is a neighborhood in Seattle (map) along the Fremont Cut of Lake Washington Ship Canal to the north of Queen Anne, the east of Ballard, the south of Phinney Ridge, and the southwest of Wallingford. Its boundaries lye roughly from the Ship Canal to the south, Stone Way N. to the east, N. 50th Street to

Green Lake

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Green Lake is a highly desirable neighborhood in north central Seattle (map) surrounding a popular small and easily accessible lake. Probably most known for its well-utilized 2.8-mile path around the perimeter for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers, it also has athletic fields for team sports and is home to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department’s Green Lake Small Craft Center (GLSCC). While


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Laurelhurst is a coveted residential neighborhood in northeast Seattle (map) near the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Waterfront homes enjoy frontage on Union Bay, a part of Lake Washington. The Laurelhurst Beach Club (private) and Laurelhurst Community Center (public) are popular community hubs while nearby University Village offers a hip shopping, dining and social venue for residents and UW students alike. To the north, Wedgwood (map), is a

Madison Park

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The Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, located south of the 520 bridge (map), features stunning homes and condos with gorgeous views of the lake and Mount Rainer. Madison Park could be considered an urban retreat, as it’s close to downtown Seattle and yet maintains the feeling of a lovely, slow-paced residential area. Madison Park is part of the Seattle


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Seattle’s Central District is an extremely diverse area broken into distinct micro-neighborhoods. The borders of the Central District include the I-5 corridor on the west side, the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the south, Lake Washington to the east and the north side is defined by Portage Bay and the Arboretum. There are a total of 24


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The location of the Magnolia neighborhood (map) in Seattle feels like a secluded island. Three bridges provide access to Magnolia, just west of Queen Anne, north of Downtown, and south of the Chittenden Locks in Ballard. This unique part of Seattle is on a natural peninsula, and the lack of major city thoroughfares through the neighborhood

North Seattle-Shoreline

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Neighborhoods in the North Seattle district include Cedar Park, Jackson Park, Lake City, Maple Leaf, Meadowbrook, North Matthews Beach, Northgate, Olympic Hills, Pinehurst, and Victory Heights (map). Homeowners in the North Seattle region have benefited from a surge of sales activity and buyer demand for their modest, affordable homes conveniently located to Seattle’s metro employment centers. Local North Seattle restaurants and Shoreline restaurants are interspersed throughout

Queen Anne

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Within walking distance of Downtown Seattle is the community of Queen Anne. Queen Anne is the highest named hill in Seattle (map) and is known for its prominent Queen Anne architectural style that dominated the hill in its earliest days as a neighborhood. Queen Anne is divided into the 4 sub-neighborhoods North Queen Anne, East Queen

Seward Park-Beacon Hill

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Seward Park is located in southeast Seattle (map). It centerpiece is a park by the same name located on Bailey Peninsula near the south end of Lake Washington. Columbia City is located just west of Seward Park and offers an urban center with ample shopping and many cultural local restaurants. Seward Park features numerous small beaches, the largest one on its southwest

South Seattle

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Neighborhoods in the Southeast District of Seattle include Brighton, Columbia City, Dunlap, Genesee, Hillman City, Lakewood, Mount Baker, New Holly, North Rainier, Othello, Pritchard Beach, Rainier Valley, Rainier Vista and Seward Park. (map) The district operates its own Southeast Seattle website, and coupled with the Go South Seattle and South Seattle Emerald, residents are always in the know about local happenings and community information. South Seattle offers an affordable option for residents looking for close proximity


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The Wallingford neighborhood is located in north central Seattle about four miles north of the downtown core (map). The U-District and University of Washington neighbor it to the east. The Wallingford Center contains many shops and restaurants (including the original Dick’s Drive-In, founded 1954). Wallingford is often defined by the sloping ridge that runs north from the edge of Lake Union to

West Seattle

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West Seattle is aptly named—it represents all of the city located west of the Duwamish River. (map)  It’s the birth place of Seattle, being the first place settlers established themselves. West Seattle is comprised of over a dozen neighborhoods, including Alki Point, Junction, Fauntleroy, Admiral, High Point, Beach Drive, Delridge, Fairmount Park, Highland Park, Lincoln

Lake Washington

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Lake Washington (map) is the signature freshwater lake situated between Seattle and the Eastside. It is the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington and is connected to Puget Sound via Lake Union and the Lake Washington ship canal. Sound and ocean going boat traffic from Lake Washington travels through the Montlake cut,

Private Schools

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The Seattle-Eastside region is blessed with an abundance of amazing private schools. Here are several third-party websites to help evaluate each school’s strengths, limitations, academic profiles, reviews, and rankings. Smart-Class Private School Review Niche Puget Sound Independent Schools GreatSchools

The Market Talks Real Estate Report

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  Click to view our weekly report of real estate market activity for Seattle, Mercer Island and the Eastside neighborhoods and micro-markets. Plus, see monthly, quarterly and annual overviews and analysis for the entire region at a glance and all in one place at  

The Waterfront Report

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The Waterfront Report provides listing and sales data for private waterfront homes sited on major bodies of water in the greater Seattle-Eastside region. It includes an analysis of waterfront information including average cost per waterfront foot, average cost per square foot, and average sale price for Seattle, Mercer Island, Eastside and Lake Sammamish.

Seattle Maps

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Quick Seattle map links. Seattle Google Map City of Seattle Neighborhood Map City of Seattle: My Neighborhood Map Portal Ballard Belltown Broadmoor Capitol Hill Downtown Fremont Green Lake Laurelhurst Leschi Madison Park Magnolia North Seattle Queen Anne Seward Park South Seattle Wallingford Wedgwood West Seattle